Skip to Main Content

Instructor / Assistant Professor of Nursing (2)

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment. Position is in the associate degree nursing program at the Rome campus. Master’s degree in nursing required. Must be a licensed RN in Georgia. Two or more years of clinical experience in pediatrics preferred. Previous classroom and/or clinical teaching experience preferred.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Instructor / Assistant Professor of Nursing (2)
Campus/Instructional Site Heritage Hall

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

This position is for someone who wishes to provide high quality classroom, campus lab, and clinical instruction in a well-respected, highly competitive nursing program. The teaching load is equivalent to 30 semester hours across the fall and spring semesters.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

A minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing is required. Doctoral degree is a plus. Must be licensed in the state of Georgia. Previous teaching experience is a plus. Flexibility needed to teach clinical as assigned (day, evening, weekends). Nursing experience in Pediatric or OB preferred.

Key Responsibilities

Each faculty member is expected to participate in the development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing curriculum. Faculty are also expected to participate in college committees, advising, and assessment activities. All nursing courses include classroom theory, campus laboratory, and clinical experiences. Responsibilities of a full-time faculty member include, but are not limited to:
• Preparing and presenting current, well-researched course content, implementing a variety of teaching strategies, to meet faculty identified course objectives
• Maintain the professional knowledge base needed to help learners prepare for contemporary nursing practice
• Create opportunities for learners to develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills
• Show enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students
• Revise the curriculum based on assessment of program outcomes, learner needs, and societal and health care trends
• Participate in campus laboratory instruction and evaluation of students for skills check-offs
• Participate in all course-related functions such as test administration, grading, test review, project grading, student teaching evaluations, etc.
• Provide for clinical instruction including making student assignments, preparing for client care, pre and post conferences, grading of clinical paperwork, and evaluation of students
• Announce and maintain regular office hours, dedicating at least 10hrs per week to assisting students
• Develop collegial working relationships with students, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency personnel to promote positive learning environments
• Create and maintain community and clinical partnerships that support educational goals
• Participate in academic advising to help students meet their professional goals
• Participate in the extended work of the college through participation in committees of the college or faculty; student organizations; attendance at division meetings, nursing faculty meetings, general faculty meetings, in-service training, and graduation
• Participate in continuing education activities designed to enhance teaching or clinical knowledge

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Possession of a valid nursing license in the state of Georgia
• Knowledge and experience with curriculum development/revision, course development, academic evaluation of program and students, and general teaching/nursing theory.
• Experience sufficient to understand and employ the appropriate use of online and in-class instructional technology
• Experience with course management in a web-mediated learning management system
• Organizational ability to keep accurate and timely records
• Time management skills

Special Instructions To Applicants

Attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

Position is in the associate degree nursing program at the Rome campus. Master’s degree in nursing required. Must be a licensed RN in Georgia.

Two or more years of clinical experience in pediatrics preferred. Previous classroom and/or clinical teaching experience preferred.

Application Deadline

Applications will be screened as received.

Letters of Recommendation

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 0
Maximum Requests 2

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about employment opportunities with us?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Personal Referral
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Advertisement / Publication
    • Web Site
    • Other
  2. * Please provide specific details regarding your answer above (ex: name of referral, website name, etc.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you currently have a valid Georgia nursing license?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Application in Process
  4. * What is your specialty area in Nursing?
    • Medical-Surgical
    • Mental Health
    • Maternity
    • Pediatric
    • Gerontology
    • Community
    • Other
  5. If "Other", please indicate your nursing specialty area(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. If you have had teaching experience in Nursing, please indicate in what type of program you taught.
    • LPN
    • ADN
    • BSN
    • Master's
    • Doctorate
    • No prior teaching experience
  7. * Are you now employed or do you anticipate future employment with any other University System of Georgia institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. If the answer to the above question was yes, please provide the name of the school and your title.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Give one or more examples of how you provided excellent customer service in your most recent role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Based on the responsibilities of this position, how would you involve yourself in student recruitment and retention?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2